Topic: Red Hot + Fela

Once persecuted Nigerian singer Fela Kuti’s star rises (Al Jazeera America)

Felabration music festival is a global event — and for many in Nigeria, it represents redemption

Al Jazeera America covers the Felabration at The Shrine celebrating Fela Kuti’s life.

“Says Toby Okunade, a student working at the Felabration: “Fela sang about ‘Suffer, Suffer,’ and Africa is still suffering 20 years on. We want the world to listen to Fela. He taught us to think and speak for ourselves without violence and guns.”

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Red Hot + Fela Music Video Contest

Red Hot + Fela

Red Hot + Fela invites you to create an original music video for  Fela Kuti’s “Lady” featuring Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), ?uestlove, Angelique Kidjo + Akua Naru

E-mail all video submissions to: by 12/6

Winners will be chosen on 12/11

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

1st place: Your video will be posted on Fela Kuti, Red Hot + Fela and KFR social media + Red Hot + Fela poster + vinyl + CD

2nd Place: Fela Kuti box set + Red Hot + Fela vinyl + CD + Poster

3rd Place: Red Hot + Fela vinyl + CD + poster